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If you're a bibliophile aware of something (public domain or otherwise) that has lapsed into obscurity, and you would like to see it become readily available, please contact us at

Welcome to Makeshift Press!

We are in our nascent stage of development, but our vision is clear. We are an independent publishing company specializing in rescuing obscure works of fiction and non-fiction from slipping further away from a potential audience. This is the era of Publish-it-Yourself, and we're doing just that. Demand for many books might decrease over the decades, but there's always an audience for even the most esoteric of work. In the information age, access to nearly anything occurs at lightning speed. But the key word here is "nearly." That's where we come in.


Editorial Staff

A. J. Howells is Makeshift Press’ publisher and general editor. He also serves as a Reading Specialist in Northern Virginia, and has been an educator for the past seven years. His short stories and poetry can be found here. He lives in the woods with his wife, two children, and two cats.